Bridget’s First House

diyplaybook_home_tour_graphic_bridgetWelcome to our first house, we are so happy you’re here! This is our 1960’s red brick ranch just outside the city of Chicago. My husband, Matt, and I have called this house home for just over 3.5 years now & have loved our little slice of suburbia since day one.

Although our home sweet home is far from perfect, we’re pretty darn happy with its progress. Yes there’s still quite a bit on our to-do list, but I love the challenge of making our home reflect our style and our story. As we knock out that to-do list one project at our time… come on in and take a look around. We are so happy you’re here!
Home Tour


Church Pew // DIY Shelf  //  Blue Front Door

Family Room


 Couch Review // DIY photos above the couch


Our Built-ins // Secret Storage // Tips to Shop for Home Accessories

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  DIY Board & Batten // The Dining Room Reveal



DIY Subway Tile // 10 things I learned from DIY-ing my backsplash // Kitchen Stools



DIY Board & Batten // Hanging Hallway Frames // Framing Photos from our Travels


Bedroom Paint // Art & Headboard // DIY Board & Batten // Installing a Light Fixture // Bedroom Built-Ins



DIY Shiplap Tutorial // Round Mirror // Paint + Light Fixture Details // Bathroom Source List // Hanging a Towel Hook // Changing a Shower Head // Shower Curtain Tips


$10 Gold Trunk // Goodwill Table Makeover// Rookie Mistake – Hanging Curtains

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Laundry Room Reveal // DIY Drop Zone // How to Change Light Switch

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The dramatic BEFORE & after // DIY Window Boxes // Backyard Updates


Thanks for stopping by! xo, Bridget (& Matt)bridget-matt

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